The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 836 900 924
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +24
Permanent jobs citing MOS 47 66 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.061% 0.048%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.22% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 45 47 46
Median salary £35,500 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,300 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £48,800 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £32,500 £34,250
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.10%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
23081 29428 31937
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.81% 27.35% 27.87%
Number of salaries quoted 18224 23327 25612
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing MOS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK.

MOS Salary Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MOS over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 within the UK.

MOS Salary Histogram in the UK

MOS
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +77 47 £35,500 -11.25% 1
London +78 26 £35,500 -15.47% 1
Manchester -9 15 £37,500 +38.88%
North West -14 15 £37,500 +38.88%
City of London +36 9 £32,500 -23.52%
West Midlands - 3 £41,500 -
East of England +19 1 £50,500 +124.44%
Bedfordshire - 1 £50,500 -
Plymouth - 1 £24,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £37,500 -
South West - 1 £24,500 -
Devon - 1 £24,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £37,500 -
North East - 1 £37,500 -

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT jobs citing MOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MOS.

1 77 (74.76%) MS Office
2 67 (65.05%) Microsoft
3 65 (63.11%) Windows
4 59 (57.28%) Windows 7
5 47 (45.63%) MS Excel
6 38 (36.89%) ITIL
7 29 (28.16%) Law
7 29 (28.16%) SharePoint
8 28 (27.18%) MS PowerPoint
9 27 (26.21%) iManage
10 26 (25.24%) Windows 10
10 26 (25.24%) Legal
11 25 (24.27%) Degree
12 23 (22.33%) Active Directory
13 22 (21.36%) Adobe
14 21 (20.39%) French Language
14 21 (20.39%) German Language
14 21 (20.39%) Microsoft Certification
14 21 (20.39%) Acrobat
15 20 (19.42%) LAN
16 19 (18.45%) SCCM
17 18 (17.48%) WAN
18 17 (16.50%) Service Delivery
18 17 (16.50%) MCSA
19 16 (15.53%) Citrix
20 15 (14.56%) MCSE
20 15 (14.56%) VMware
21 14 (13.59%) Cisco
21 14 (13.59%) e-Learning
22 12 (11.65%) SLA

MOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (28.16%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.77%) MS Exchange
3 7 (6.80%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.97%) CMS
5 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.97%) IIS
5 1 (0.97%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 77 (74.76%) MS Office
2 47 (45.63%) MS Excel
3 28 (27.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (20.39%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.97%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Eikon
1 2 (1.94%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.80%) Office 365
2 2 (1.94%) Yammer
3 1 (0.97%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (19.42%) LAN
2 18 (17.48%) WAN
3 7 (6.80%) Internet
4 5 (4.85%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.85%) WebEx
5 4 (3.88%) Firewall
5 4 (3.88%) Intranet
5 4 (3.88%) IP Telephony
5 4 (3.88%) Skype
5 4 (3.88%) VPN
5 4 (3.88%) Wireless
6 3 (2.91%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (2.91%) EIGRP
6 3 (2.91%) OSPF
7 2 (1.94%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.94%) DHCP
7 2 (1.94%) DNS
7 2 (1.94%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.94%) SAN
7 2 (1.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.97%) Ingres
2 1 (0.97%) MS Access
General
1 29 (28.16%) Law
2 26 (25.24%) Legal
3 21 (20.39%) French Language
3 21 (20.39%) German Language
4 11 (10.68%) Finance
5 7 (6.80%) Retail
6 4 (3.88%) Multimedia
7 3 (2.91%) Publishing
8 2 (1.94%) Banking
9 1 (0.97%) Electronics
9 1 (0.97%) International Banking
9 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (36.89%) Analyst
2 37 (35.92%) Trainer
3 28 (27.18%) Service Analyst
3 28 (27.18%) Service Desk Analyst
4 22 (21.36%) IT Trainer
5 19 (18.45%) IT Support
6 18 (17.48%) Help Desk Analyst
6 18 (17.48%) Service Desk Support
6 18 (17.48%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 17 (16.50%) Help Desk Support
7 17 (16.50%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 17 (16.50%) IT Analyst
7 17 (16.50%) Support Analyst
8 16 (15.53%) IT Support Analyst
9 15 (14.56%) Coordinator
10 9 (8.74%) Desktop Support
11 7 (6.80%) Project Manager
12 6 (5.83%) Support Engineer
13 5 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support
13 5 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.88%) ODBC
2 2 (1.94%) CSS
2 2 (1.94%) XMPP
3 1 (0.97%) .NET
3 1 (0.97%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.59%) e-Learning
2 6 (5.83%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.88%) AS400
4 4 (3.88%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.88%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.88%) iPhone
4 4 (3.88%) Learning Management System
4 4 (3.88%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.91%) iPad
5 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.94%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.94%) PDA
6 2 (1.94%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (1.94%) Statistics
7 1 (0.97%) CCTV
7 1 (0.97%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.97%) Informatics
7 1 (0.97%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 65 (63.11%) Windows
2 59 (57.28%) Windows 7
3 26 (25.24%) Windows 10
4 7 (6.80%) Windows 8
5 6 (5.83%) Mac OS X
5 6 (5.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.88%) Android
6 4 (3.88%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.88%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.94%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.97%) Linux
9 1 (0.97%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (36.89%) ITIL
2 17 (16.50%) Service Delivery
3 10 (9.71%) Service Management
4 8 (7.77%) PRINCE2
5 7 (6.80%) Incident Management
5 7 (6.80%) Project Management
6 6 (5.83%) Matrix Organization
6 6 (5.83%) Operations Management
7 4 (3.88%) ITSM
8 3 (2.91%) Document Management
8 3 (2.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (2.91%) Time Management
8 3 (2.91%) Workflow
8 3 (2.91%) Workflow Management
9 2 (1.94%) Coaching
9 2 (1.94%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (1.94%) CRM
9 2 (1.94%) Investment Management
9 2 (1.94%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (0.97%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.71%) C
2 4 (3.88%) SQL
3 2 (1.94%) Java
4 1 (0.97%) C#
4 1 (0.97%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (24.27%) Degree
2 21 (20.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (16.50%) MCSA
4 15 (14.56%) MCSE
5 11 (10.68%) MCP
6 9 (8.74%) MCITP
7 8 (7.77%) MCTS
8 6 (5.83%) PMP
9 4 (3.88%) CCNA
9 4 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (2.91%) CCNP
11 2 (1.94%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.94%) MCDST
12 1 (0.97%) CIPD
12 1 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.97%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.65%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (22.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.85%) VMware ESX
4 4 (3.88%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (2.91%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.97%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.97%) XenApp
6 1 (0.97%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (18.45%) SCCM
2 7 (6.80%) MOM
2 7 (6.80%) WSUS
3 6 (5.83%) Backup Exec
3 6 (5.83%) CA Spectrum
3 6 (5.83%) Nagios
3 6 (5.83%) NetBackup
3 6 (5.83%) SCOM
4 4 (3.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.91%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 67 (65.05%) Microsoft
2 27 (26.21%) iManage
3 22 (21.36%) Adobe
4 16 (15.53%) Citrix
5 15 (14.56%) VMware
6 14 (13.59%) Cisco
7 9 (8.74%) Apple
8 8 (7.77%) HP
8 8 (7.77%) Oracle
9 7 (6.80%) CheckPoint
10 6 (5.83%) BT
10 6 (5.83%) CA
11 5 (4.85%) Intel Security
12 4 (3.88%) Avaya
12 4 (3.88%) Google
12 4 (3.88%) Juniper
12 4 (3.88%) Polycom
12 4 (3.88%) Sybase
12 4 (3.88%) Symantec
13 3 (2.91%) Fortinet
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